Not the same old stripes…

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Look, I love a marinière or Breton stripe top, and think they’re timeless. But if they’re not your thing, or if you’re looking for a little variety, here are some cute striped tops and other pieces I’ve recently spotted…

Stripes for all types…

While stripes are a style perennial, this spring they seem to be very much on-trend again, judging from the number and variety I’m seeing.

Shirting the issue…

Seems like you can’t throw a rock this season without hitting a blue and white striped shirt. I like the mix of stripes on this one, which is playful, but not clownish. (Good for Summers, some Winters & Springs.) Sizes 00-24.

Here’s a version of a chevron-striped blouse that’s a little more subtle and sophisticated. Available in sizes X-Small to XX-Large. (Best on Winters.)

Autumns, here’s one in your colorway. (It’s also offered in Blue and Lilac for Winters & Summers.) This poplin “boyfriend shirt” is available in Misses, Petite, Plus and Plus Petite sizes.

Here’s a more relaxed and oversized style in a sunny yellow. (Though I haven’t seen this one in person, it looks good for some Springs. There are also both pink stripe and blue stripe options that look good for Summers.) Offered in Misses, Petite & Plus sizes.

Knits & sweaters

Spring may be here, but in many climates (including mine) “sweater weather” will be with us for a few weeks yet. So I’m including some longer-sleeve tops and sweaters in cotton blends. And I often get requests for more v-neck styles, so have rounded up a few.

Above, this “Johnny Collar” pullover is a cotton silk blend, available in Misses, Petite, Plus and Plus Petite sizes. (Black and white is best on Winters, though I won’t tell you not to wear it if you love it.)

Here’s a cute chevron-stripe sweater in a cotton-linen blend. I haven’t seen this one in person, but on my monitor it looks like one of those “in-between” blue-greens that can work for some Springs, Summers, and Autumns. Sizes S-XL.

I’ve been seeing boatloads of striped cardigans for spring. This one is a nice option if you prefer a lower-contrast stripe, or if your style is more natural than nautical. It’s 100% cotton, in Misses & Plus sizes. I think this one’s best for Autumns & Springs, though it may work for some Summers as well.

Another non-nautical option, in 100% cotton. This looks like a Summer pink on my monitor, though it may warm enough to work for some Autumns. Sizes XS-XL.

Here’s a classic-leaning style, in a longer cardigan. This one’s also 100% cotton. I really like how the wider bands of solid navy and patch pockets break up the pattern a bit, and keep it from looking generic. Sizes XS-XXL. (On my monitor, this looks like it skews pretty cool, so I’m calling it for Winters. Yes, the buttons are gold; you could either replace or just paint a couple of coats of silver nail polish over the top to cool them down.)

I love offset stripes like these. This cotton-blend sweater is offered in Plus & Misses sizes.

Skirts & dresses

This casual cotton skirt reminds me of something you’d see in French shop windows in the summertime. It’s available in this brighter blue and a soft navy stripe. (Both great for Summers.) Sizes XS-XL.

Here’s a vacation-ready linen shirtdress, offered in Misses, Petite, Plus, and Plus Petite sizes. I think this color could work for Springs, maybe some Summers too.

A slightly dressier skirt, in sizes XS-XL.

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